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Girls Miss Podium, Finish Fourth at State

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The CIF Southern Section’s third-ranked Laguna Beach High School girls cross country team finished fourth, 14 points behind second-ranked JSerra, at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 29 in Fresno. Visalia’s Central Valley Christian took the Division 4...

Cross Country Teams Qualify for CIF Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s cross country teams qualified for CIF finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut on Saturday, Nov. 22. The girls’ team finished third in their semi finals heat and sixth overall out of 13 qualifying teams. The boys took...

Injury Sidelines Former Laguna Beach Soccer Star

Fourteen minutes into the Big East Conference soccer finals, former Laguna Beach High School standout Marina Paul (‘12) went down with a season-ending knee injury and had to watch from the sidelines as her Georgetown teammates lost 2-0 to No. 13-ranked DePaul on Sunday, Nov. 9 in...

Cross Country Sweeps League Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF third-ranked girls’ cross country team was perfect at Orange Coast League finals, taking the top five spots and seven of the top eight to easily beat runner up Godinez 15 to 54 for the title on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at...

Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Deadlocked at nine after 18 matches with Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach High School girls’ tennis team lost its regular season finale 71-72 in a tiebreaker based on total games played. “It showed them how important one game can be,” Coach Don Davis said,...

Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy None of the Breakers top runners competed in the Orange Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 at Irvine Regional Park. In the boys’ small school freshman race, Jaden Orr finished 48th out of 229 runners with a time of 19:09. Other sub-20-minute...

Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF second-ranked cross country teams traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Clovis Invitational on the same course where both teams took runner up honors last November at State finals....

Racers Brave Big Surf in Paddling Contest

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Hurricane Simon brought relentless overhead sets to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point last Saturday and Sunday, turning the seventh annual Battle of the Paddle into a wild free for all, as hundreds of men, women and children of all ages and skill levels...

Cross Country Runners Shine

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The Laguna Beach High School varsity boys cross country team cruised to an easy victory over second place Godinez in the Orange Coast League cluster meet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Irvine Regional Park. The girls, on the other hand, had to rely on...

Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   Laguna Beach High School boys and girls cross country teams took first place in the Division IV novice races at the 34th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic last Friday, Sept. 19, at the Great Park in Irvine. The freshman boys...

Coach Taps His Roots to Help Team Plant Their Own

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High’s cross country teams last week traveled in Little Falls, Minn., where the girls put on an impressive early season display in winning the 49th annual Lucky Lindy Invitational 68-92 over Hopkins, a 2,200-student school from...

Aquathon Holds Mystique for Novice and Veterans Alike

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy After event organizer Gary Cogorno made his traditional mock announcement that the annual Aquathon was cancelled, several hundred ocean enthusiasts headed for the rocky point at the south end of Emerald Bay last Sunday, Sept. 14, to begin a surf and...

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said...

Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   The long arms of Hurricane Lowell, spinning just off the coast of Baja California, pushed overhead southern swells into Laguna Beach last weekend, setting up near-perfect conditions for the 51st edition of the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, a...

SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

  Last Sunday at Aliso Beach, the United Skim Tour’s number two-ranked Sam Stinnet beat number one-ranked Austin Keen to capture his third Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding title in the past four years. “It’s an insane feeling. I can’t even...